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Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Omar Halabieh - Goodreads

As the title indicates this book narrates the history of Risk and its role in human advancement. Peter best summarizes the content of the book in his introduction: "this book tells the story of a ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

A pretty good book certainly worth reading as an introduction to a topic whose literature would be far too complex for the beginner or dilettante. Did I really learn anything useful? Not much I can ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Excellent overview of probability and the development of financial markets. I take issue with a few points- prospect theory does not obviate the benefits of statistical analysis, for example- but overall a fantastic read. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Matthew Benz - Goodreads

"The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor even that it is a reasonable one. The commonest kind of trouble is that it is nearly reasonable, but not quite ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

The first two- thirds (up until Black and Scholes) were quite interesting. Then I felt like it wrapped up too quickly, and it would be better if it had been updated with information after the 2008 crisis. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Donnie Edgemon - Goodreads

This is really more of a book about the history of probability theory than it is about the history of risk management. Of course, risk managers have to understand the probability of risk before they ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Rosalía - Goodreads

Do you like a Fibonacci sequence? How about history – the history of math? If you'd like to discover when and how the number zero came into our history, where the name algebra comes from, or why ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

So far, this book is a big bowl of awesome sauce. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Juan Mestre - Goodreads

A good perspective on how investment and industrial development is tight to the development of statitics and risk analysis Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Phil - Goodreads

Detailed hagiography of philosophers of risk which doesn't stray too far into the deep end of mathematical finance until after the 1960's when (as Taleb points out) financial modeling divorces itself ... Read full review


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